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Anik Dutta's Film ‘Aparajito’ On Satyajit Ray Finds No Show In Two West Bengal Government-Run Theatres

Anik Dutta's Film ‘Aparajito’ On Satyajit Ray Finds No Show In Two West Bengal Government-Run Theatres

'Aparajito’, which recently received acclaim at a Mumbai film festival, traces filmmaker Satyajit Ray's journey during the making of his cult classic film 'Pather Panchali'.

14 May 2022
Top 5 Titles To Watch On OTT This Week

Top 5 Titles To Watch On OTT This Week

From actor Mammootty’s ‘Puzhu’ to filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri’s ‘The Kashmir Files’, here are some of the best shows and films to watch on OTT this...

13 May 2022

Thinking Of Him: Film On Rabindranath Tagore's Relationship With Victoria Ocampo To Release On May 6

There have been numerous aspects of Nobel Laurette Rabindranath Tagore’s life discussed in literature and cinema. Finally, here is a movie about his...

National Film Award-Winning Director Amartya Bhattacharyya Making A Film On Odisha’s Cyclone Fani

National Film Award-Winning Director Amartya Bhattacharyya Making A Film On Odisha’s Cyclone Fani

Filmmaker Amartya Bhattacharyya, who won a National Film Award in 2016 for his fantasy documentary 'Benaras -- The Unexplored Attachments' is ready with...

04 May 2022

Veteran Bengali actress Madhabi Mukherjee haemodynamically stable

Veteran Bengali actress Madhabi Mukherjee, who has been admitted to a hospital here due to old age-related ailments, is haemodynamically stable, authorities of...

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28 April 2022
CBFC Asks Bengali Film 'Ashare Goppo' To Mute Some Words; Sparks A Massive Controversy

CBFC Asks Bengali Film 'Ashare Goppo' To Mute Some Words; Sparks A Massive Controversy

Directed by Arindam Chakraborty, 'Ashare Goppo' stars actors Rudranil Ghosh, Abir Chatterjee and Payel Sarkar and is a comedy film which has been stuck for a...


19 April 2022
‘Byomkesh Bakshi’ Star Abir Chatterjee Reveals How Actors Have Become More Competitive Because Of OTT

‘Byomkesh Bakshi’ Star Abir Chatterjee Reveals How Actors Have Become More Competitive Because Of OTT

Bengali star Abir Chatterjee speaks up about his upcoming Bollywood debut, getting back to playing his popular character of ‘Byomkesh Bakshi’ and the rise...


15 April 2022
The ‘Spirit’Of Filmmaking

The ‘Spirit’Of Filmmaking

A film director uses characters playing ghosts in two films to voice political issues he believes in strongly


15 April 2022
The Ghost As A Metaphor In Bengali Cinema

The Ghost As A Metaphor In Bengali Cinema

Bengali cinema has a rich tradition of ghosts and spirits, though, unlike in Bengali literature, most of these are benevolent or funny and rarely scary


27 March 2022
Calligraphy Of Anik Dutta's 'Aparajito' Released

Calligraphy Of Anik Dutta's 'Aparajito' Released

"There is the imagery of Durga and Apu in the first letter and that of Mitchell camera, used by Ray, in the second. A steam engine train, synonymous with an...


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28 February 2022
Awaara Maseeha: Who Is Bollywood’s Favourite Writer?

Awaara Maseeha: Who Is Bollywood’s Favourite Writer?

Part 19 of 'Sands of Time' looks at the growing up of Bengali writer Sarat Chandra and his art, which was deeply influenced by the work of Victorian-era...


21 December 2021
Paran Bandhopadhyay: Bengali Cinema Today Isn’t Paying Attention To Our Own Culturally-Rich Content

Paran Bandhopadhyay: Bengali Cinema Today Isn’t Paying Attention To Our Own Culturally-Rich Content

Bengali actor Paran Bandhopadhyay has suddenly become a nationwide name thanks to ‘Bob Biswas’. He speaks up about Bengali cinema and how he brought Kali...


18 December 2021
Why Will I Be Bothered?:  Saswata Chatterjee On Abhishek Bachchan's Replacement In 'Bob Biswas'

Why Will I Be Bothered?: Saswata Chatterjee On Abhishek Bachchan's Replacement In 'Bob Biswas'

Actor Saswata Chatterjee opens up on actor Abhishek Bachchan's replacing him as Bob Biswas in the film titled 'Bob Biswas'.


13 August 2021
Teen Kanya? No, There Are Many More Nancy Bhabis Riding the Wild Side

Teen Kanya? No, There Are Many More Nancy Bhabis Riding the Wild Side

New adult content platforms have spawned a generation of Bengali actresses operating on the raunchy side


05 May 2021
A Ray In Your Home

A Ray In Your Home

An artist and a filmmaker celebrate Satyajit Ray’s birth centenary in a quiet way and three stalwarts make a very watchable song to mark Hanuman Jayanti


06 December 2020
Veteran Bengali Actor Manu Mukherjee Dies At 90

Veteran Bengali Actor Manu Mukherjee Dies At 90

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted mourning his demise.


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28 November 2020
An Actor As A Trilogy

An Actor As A Trilogy

Poet, artist, playwright, editor...there was a manyness to Soumitra as a creative mind. And a depth of feeling. Both flowed into his roles on screen.


18 November 2020
Leaders Unhappy With Congress’ Functioning Free To Leave: Adhir Ranjan On Sibal’s Remark

Leaders Unhappy With Congress’ Functioning Free To Leave: Adhir Ranjan On Sibal’s Remark

West Bengal Congress chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury says the state government should take an initiative to build an archive of Soumitra Chatterjee's life and...


16 November 2020
A Staunch Leftist, Soumitra Chatterjee Spoke About Socio- Political Issues Through His Roles

A Staunch Leftist, Soumitra Chatterjee Spoke About Socio- Political Issues Through His Roles

Director Satyajit Ray chose Chatterjee to act in his political films such as 'Hirak Rajar Deshe' (1980), 'Ghare Baire' (1984) and 'Ganashatru' (1989) to bring...


15 November 2020
Soumitra Chatterjee: The Smile is Gone

Soumitra Chatterjee: The Smile is Gone

Soumitra Chatterjee passed away on Sunday. Here's some stills from the legendary Bengali actor's life


15 November 2020
'End Of An Era': How India Is Mourning Iconic Actor Soumitra Chatterjee's Demise

'End Of An Era': How India Is Mourning Iconic Actor Soumitra Chatterjee's Demise

Actors, politicians, writers, and fans took to social media to salute the actor's life and craft.


15 November 2020
Goodbye, Soumitra Da

Goodbye, Soumitra Da

Soumitra Chatterjee leaves behind a legacy and a presence that will be almost impossible to replace


15 November 2020
Soumitra Chatterjee, Satyajit Ray’s Favourite Hero, No More

Soumitra Chatterjee, Satyajit Ray’s Favourite Hero, No More

The actor who represented the ‘urban, intellectual Bengali’ has been one of the biggest stars of India’s parallel cinema


14 November 2020
Soumitra Chatterjee's Condition Remains Grave, Put On Life Support

Soumitra Chatterjee's Condition Remains Grave, Put On Life Support

Family informed, hoping for a miracle, say doctors


10 October 2020
Veteran Bengali Actor Soumitra Chatterjee Shifts To Intensive Care After Health Deteriorates

Veteran Bengali Actor Soumitra Chatterjee Shifts To Intensive Care After Health Deteriorates

Veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee tested positive for COVID-19 on october 6 and was shifted to the hospital in Kolkata for immediate treatment.


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